“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.” –A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Children learn to read on the laps of their parents. I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. It’s something you never grow out of if you start young enough, but it’s not an easy habit to form when you get older. My favorite book when I was a kid was Miss Twiggley’s Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox. I read that book to it’s grave. It’s ripped and bent and spilled on, but it is still displayed in my bedroom for all to see.
Teach your children to love reading now, before they grow to old to love it.